Paul Fussell Quotes
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I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice. They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse towards sadism and brutality ... Not only did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around someone's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way.
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.